1. Can the FCBA refer me to a lawyer in a specific area of practice?
2. Can I get a copy of The Fairfield County Bar Association's mailing list?
3. Who can I speak with about an idea I have for a program?
4. When registering for a CLE seminar, who is considered a "Reduced Rate" member?
5. Does The Fairfield County Bar Association audiotape and/or videotape the CLE seminars? If so, how can I get a copy and can I get CLE credit for listening to/watching them?
6. Is there a charge for placing an advertisement in the Fairfield County Bar Newsletter?
7. Is there an organization that can provide legal assistance to non-profit companies vs. for-profit companies?
8. The following is our list of most frequently asked for phone numbers:
1. Can the FCBA refer me to a lawyer in a specific area of practice? TOP
The Fairfield County Bar Association is a private association for lawyers. We do not provide referral information.
a. We do include a referral section in the hardbound copy of the Membership Directory for our members. Those lawyers who wish to have a listing in the Directory may do so for a nominal fee. We also hold monthly networking meetings where you are able to meet lawyers who practice in other areas of the law.
b. Non-members may call the Legal Referral Service, that provides information about lawyers within Fairfield County based upon the criteria you specify. You can contact the Legal Referral Service at: 203-335-4116 and 203-335-2654.
c. For those who cannot afford a lawyer, Connecticut Legal Services, Inc. (CTLS) offers free legal assistance in civil matters: Family, Housing, as well as some Employee and Benefits matters. CTLS does not provide legal assistance in criminal cases. The CTLS staff manages some of the cases, while others will be referred local volunteer attorneys. For more information, please call 1-800-453-3320 (hours: 9 am - 3 pm).
2. Can I get a copy of The Fairfield County Bar Association's mailing list? TOP
Mailing labels are available to members for use with professional announcements only. The fee for a complete set of labels is $150 + 6% tax ($159 total). Please send a check made out to Fairfield County Bar Association along with your request for labels to: 970 Summer Street, Stamford, CT 06905.
3. Who can I speak with about an idea I have for a program? TOP
You may either contact the appropriate committee chairperson(s) found in the "Our Committees" section of this site or you may contact Jeanne Urso at the office at Fairfield County Bar Association, 203-327-7041.
4. When registering for a CLE seminar, who is considered a "Reduced Rate" member? TOP
Reduced rate members are Paralegals, Legal Administrators, Court Clerks and Law Students. Most of our educational seminars will have a reduced rate, while our social events will not.
5. Does The Fairfield County Bar Association audiotape and/or videotape the CLE seminars? If so, how can I get a copy and can I get CLE credit for listening to/watching them? TOP
Yes. Most of our seminars will be available on audiotape. Please refer to the Calendar section of this site to confirm whether or not a seminar has been taped.
The procedure for ordering/purchasing a tape and course materials is as follows: **Send a letter requesting a copy of tapes for a particular seminar along with a check in the amount indicated for members/non-members on the seminar's flier + $4.50 for shipping + 6% tax.
We will send you the materials requested along with an Affidavit. Once you are finished listening to the tapes and reading the enclosed materials, sign the Affidavit, have it notarized and send it to our office. We will then issue you a CLE certificate for your records.
6. Is there a charge for placing an advertisement in the Fairfield County Bar Newsletter? TOP
The Fairfield County Bar News offers free professional announcement listings to all members of The Fairfield County Bar Association. As of October 1, 2001, there is a $25 fee for classified ads posted by members. Any member interested in placing an ad, should fax or email the information to Jeanne Urso at the office of The Fairfield County Bar Association (203-327-0413 or email@example.com). Please note: the front page of each issue of the Newsletter provides a submission deadline for the next issue.
For non-members who wish to advertise in our newsletter, pricing for the different size ads we offer is as follows:
*You provide 900 copies of the flier to be inserted.
7. Is there an organization that can provide legal assistance to non-profit companies vs. for-profit companies? TOP
a. Non-Profit: The Pro Bono Partnership, a tax-exempt public charity, is a complete legal resource center for nonprofit organizations and attorneys.
Provides free legal services to community-based nonprofit organizations that serve the poor and disadvantaged populations, primarily in the areas of health and human services, affordable housing, and neighborhood revitalization; Provides meaningful pro bono opportunities and support to corporate and private attorneys practicing in the areas of corporate, tax, real estate, employment, intellectual property, and nonprofit law; Offers workshops and materials on a variety of topics affecting nonprofit organizations and volunteer attorneys.
For more information, please call: 203-357-1111 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
b. For-Profit: Business Legal Services, Inc. is offers free legal referral services to for-profit companies. Please refer to the Community Services section of this site for more information.
8. The following is our list of most frequently asked for phone numbers: TOP
a. Connecticut Bar Association: 860-223-4400
b. Law Works For People: In cooperation with the legal services agencies of Connecticut, the CBA administers the Law Works For People program. The goal of the program is to recruit attorney volunteers to provide legal representation for clients who are screened by a legal services agency and deemed eligible for pro bono services. Volunteers receive free training, recognition for themselves and their firm, and a subscription to Law Works Notes, the program newsletter. Those attorneys accepting three pro bono cases per calendar year or who spend 25 hours per year on pro bono work, are awarded a voucher good for one free continuing legal education seminar through the CBA. For more information, contact Dolores D. Grillo, (860)612-2003 or 1-800-722-8811.
c. Bar Examining Committee:
State of Connecticut
80 Washington Street
Hartford, Connecticut 06106-4411
d. Grievance Committee: Statewide Bar Counsel Suite 2, Second Floor, 287 Main Street East Hartford, CT 06118-1885 Telephone: 860-568-5157
For more information, please follow this link to the Connecticut Bar Association's FAQs page http://www.jud.state.ct.us/faq/attorney.html
e. Stamford Law Library:
123 Hoyt Street
Stamford, CT 06905
Telephone: (203) 359-1114
Fax: (203) 324-2418
Library Hours: M-F, 9-5
Directions to Library
f. Connecticut Commission on Aging:
Fore more information contact: Julie Evans Starr @ NCOA-CAN c/o the Connecticut Commission on Aging 25 Sigourney Street, 12th floor
Fax: (860) 424-4985
email: email@example.com TOP